Ro2 Art Gallery presents Gillian Bradshaw Smith: "Nocturns" opening reception
Ro2 Art will present "Nocturns," a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Gillian Bradshaw Smith.
Bradshaw Smith creates cavernous dream worlds. Tangled cavities of rocks and water harboring many moons and active volcanoes are rendered in deep hues. Inspired by the opening lines of a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge titled "Kubla Khan," which speaks of measureless caverns and sacred rivers, Bradshaw Smith uses layered paper cutouts to form and carve out the dark daydream hollows she imagines.
Bradshaw Smith holds a multifarious creative background, with experience in toy making, designing theatrical sets, painting, mixed media, and sculpture. She is known for consistently expanding her creative bounds and expressing her artistic vision in diverse media in an exploration that continues to evolve. "Nocturns" displays otherworldly landscapes existing in the past and the future, a mystical vision certain to provoke the imagination of the audience.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through April 20.